When do you Stop Giving the Money Excuse? The Buck Stops HERE.
It's a funny picture I chose right? It's a lion and it really has nothing to do with money.
...Or does it?
In this case, I added that picture because I want you to get angry and aggressive in this post. I want you to feel infuriated enough to run miles, to punch a hole in a punching bag, or to lift more than 100lbs.
The lion with his teeth out is the perfect picture of the rage I want you to have.
It's the level of rage that causes a mom to fight for her kids or a husband to fight for his wife. It's that level of rage no one should want to get in front of because when they see you they know they can get hurt.
Get angry with every time you say to yourself "I don't have enough money". Get angry every time you feel constricted by your budget and take that extreme level of rage and break yourself free!
Free from What?
I've been in every circle of financial enthusiasts (I think, but I might be exaggerating a bit--hahaha). Some tell you to get debt to make money, some tell you all debt is wrong, and some tell you a confused mashup of the two.
I've also heard people who say "live below your means", but when do we talk about "changing the means"? When do we stop "living below our means" and letting our "means" be the excuse for why we don't raise our "means"? That's where I am now. I'm all in on "raising my means" and I want to hear more people talk like that.
My motto is "I don't want to live below my means. I want to raise my means!"--that's social media postable, by the way.
I've lived below my means even when my means went down below where I ever wanted to go, and it wasn't fun. I had to eliminate alot of things. My family and relationships were more strained, and overall, my life wasn't very happy. I decided that philosophy to live below my means doesn't work!
Since I've decided to focus on making my means go up, life has changed drastically. I find myself challenging myself, feeling in full control, analyzing every time I say "This is out of my budget" and instead, reshifting that conversation with myself to say "This will be in my budget by...".
Do you see the difference in that?
You and I want to live the best life we can live and some conversations we have with ourselves can really be like shackles and bondage. When we're always using the budget to constrict our dreams and desires, it drives us closer and closer to the mediocre (or worse) version of ourselves. Instead, you have control of your budget and your means especially with the knowledge you're taught here at Wealthy Affiliate.
We have a commission based income and our means goes up with every sale we make. We are taught how to make sales at crazy volumes and the best and largest companies of our times are making the sales the exact ways we're being taught here at Wealthy Affiliate.
We own our economy! Income is the beginning of any economy. For some people, they are detached from the beginning of the income in their job. For example, they work as a secretary or HR specialist, so their job isn't connected to income-producing activities, so it becomes difficult to imagine how the economy starts.
As an affiliate, you're directly connected to the beginning of your household economy. You can control the influx of our income by producing sales. The more you produce, the more money you make. When you produce, you make a person with a problem, your hungry family, and a merchant who needs more customers happy at the same time.
As a result, your means can continue to increase. You don't have to stay constricted because you're tied to a salary that pays a set amount. Absolutely not! Instead, you can find an affiliate partner with good products and send customers their way. The more customers you send to them, the more you get paid. You can find an audience that has problems and find solutions for them. The more matchmaking you do between problem and solution, the more money you make. It's amazing!
Do this with your Rage
There are some things you know you need or you know you want. Every time you find yourself looking at something you "can't afford" but you want, I want you to write a date for when you can afford it.
Take the desire you have for owning what you want (but can't afford today) and throw that rage into your business.
Work your butt off to get from where you are to where you want to go
Acknowledge that it's going to be a challenge to get from where you are, but YOU CAN DO IT
Let no excuse be big enough. Attack each excuse like a lion who is attacking its prey.
My Question to You
- When will you stop giving the money excuse?
- When will you stop saying "not now" and start saying "when"?
I'm stopping. I'm going from "I can't" to "I can on ...date" -- It's a habit that takes repetition, but I'm going for it! Will you go with me?
Leave your comments below. I can't wait to hear back from you.